Weekends in May are all booked up

Dear Brides looking for a wedding photographer and Families wanting Portraits, I'm sorry, but I'm now all booked up for every weekend in May 2012, and the entire first week of June. So If you are planning a weekend wedding, or want some family portraits on a Saturday or Sunday, I can refer you to a couple other great local photographers.

I felt so bad when I had to turn a Bride-to-Be away today, after she told me she loved my style, and what I offered.

If you want to book a wedding or schedule a portrait session for a weekday in May, I will be offering some cool stuff... How's a complementary gallery wrapped print sound? Video-Slide Show? Guess you will just have to book me for a weekday shoot in May to find out what you will get.



As far as what will be taking all my Photo attention on the weekends, I also work as a photographer for GradImages®, and I will be photographing college and high school graduations... lot's and lot's of graduations. My schedule will send me through parts of 3 states though most will be in Central Florida. So good luck to all the students of the Class of 2012, I'll be there to make it memorable.


New Smyrna Beach, FL Wedding Photographer: Brittany & CJ

Last weekend I had the opportunity to capture the memories of a very important day for Brittany and CJ.  Brittany and CJ were celebrating their 5th year wedding anniversary with a full wedding vow renewal ceremony.  They pulled out all the stops and went all out, and planned a great beach ceremony and a reception for their closest friends and family.  I first met them a few months back when I photographed them for a Couples/Engagement photo session.  I was really excited they loved my work so much that they immediately booked me to photograph their special day.  Here are a few of my favorite images. ENJOY! -Pete


For more information:

New Smyrna Beach, FL Wedding Photographer: A Bridal Portrait Session with Starla

UPDATED May 24, 2011:  Video Slide-Show Added.

Last week I was sent to North Carolina to photograph college graduations for one of the other companies that I work for.  After I was finished with photographing all the graduations I had some time to go visit some friends who live up there.  I have known Starla since we were in college together, both studying Political Science.  Just over a year ago Starla got married and her wedding was the first wedding I photographed.  Well, my photography has come along way in that year.  While I was visiting Starla we set up an impromptu Bridal Portrait Session.  The session included everything from old rusted metal buildings, a dog, a tractor ride, and horses.  Here are some of my favorite images from the session.

These two shots were fun.  Starla's husband Brandon got their tractor to give Starla a ride down to the pasture so we could get some shots with the horses.

This is Starla's horse Rosco.  He was more cooperative then I was expecting and I was able to get some great photos.

Thank-You Starla, Brandon, and Rosco for making this photo shoot work.



for more information:

Brittany and CJ: New Smyrna Beach Engagement Photo Session

UPDATED April 16:  Video Added!

On Saturday I had the opportunity to photograph Brittany and CJ.  They have been married for a few year and are planning a wedding vow renewal ceremony this summer for their 5th anniversary.  For their photo session I planed to photograph in two locations.  The first part of our session was along Flagler Ave. in the heart of New Smyrna Beach.  As we walked down the street I looked for locations with nice light and I gad a change to talk to Brittany and CJ and get to know them a little bit.  For the second part of the photo shoot we traveled up to Smyrna Dunes Park.  Located at the Northern most part of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula on the South side of The Ponce DeLeon Inlet.  This park has a long boardwalk walkway which leads to a section of traffic free beach.  We got there just before sunset and I made the light really work for me.  Here are a few of the shots from Saturday.

New Promo Video for Peter Arnold Photography

I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in central Florida including the New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Orlando, Flagler, and Titusville areas.  I will also travel for to photograph weddings and special projects nationwide.  I have been wanting to do this for a little while now, but have been waiting to get a good selection of images together from several weddings that I photographed.  Well, I have been able to do that now, so here is my new promo video for Emanon Photography.  Specifically this if for my Wedding Photography business, I have already made another for my Portraits, but I think I will be redoing that one soon too.

I'd love to know what some of you think about this video.


Peter Arnold Photography Photography

New Website for Wedding and Family Portrait Photographer Peter Arnold

Stephanie & Brandon- New Smyrna Beach Wedding Photographer

When you think about where you are in your life today, there are sometimes strange turns of fate that lead us to where we are.  It was almost 10 years ago while I was in my freshmen year of high school.  If you asked me then if I was going to be a photographer, let alone a wedding photographer to years from then I probably would have said no way.  Here the odd coincidence is that going back to my freshmen year, Stephanie and I actually had a gym class together, and I graduated the same year as Brandon.  10 Years later, they got married and I was their photographer. Here are some of my overall favorite shots from the day.  The wedding and reception were at the Hidden Lakes Golf Course in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

It was a little difficult getting this shot due to the setting sun right behind the couple.  I was fighting trying not to get any lens flare in the shot.

The Cake was made by the groom's sister.  She is trying to start a cake business and did a great job with this one.  I'm not sure right now if she has a website, but I'll update this post later if I find out.

Originally I was just going to try to post my favorite 10, but here are the lucky 13.

Congratulations Stephanie and Brandon!!!

Thank you for letting me capture the memories of your wedding day.


Emanon Photography

New Smyrna Beach, FL Wedding Photographer: Ashlynd and Morgan's Beach wedding


A few weeks ago I first met Ashlynd and Morgan when I photographed them for an engagement photography session.  After seeing how the images turned out from that session they booked me to capture the memories of their wedding day.  On Saturday, they were wed in a ceremony on the beach at Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, FL on the South side of the Ponce Inlet.  They are a real fun couple and their love for each other can brighten any room they walk into.  It was a real pleasure to be able to capture these images.

One of the coolest things for this wedding ceremony was the planned formation fly-over by these planes.  If anyone in New Smyrna Beach saw the fly-over it was for this wedding.  The Groom is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and arranged the fly-over.

The reception following the ceremony was held at the Nuns & Roses Bed and Breakfast in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  It is a quaint little B&B with a great area the call the 'wedding gardens' which is perfect for intimate outdoor receptions.  I had a chance to create some fun images of the reception and use some off camera flash to make the images below.

This image below is the Man of Honor (The Bride's Brother).  He was making a toast which was as serious as it was funny.  This shot came together with some luck and a lot of exposures to get a few shots that worked.  It was a little bit of a challenge to shoot the reception outside at night, but I made it work and I like the results.

The catering and wedding coordinators were from

Encore Catering of Central Florida

in DeLand, FL.  Including the custom made cupcake tree below.

Congratulations Ashlynd and Morgan!

Thank-you for letting me capture your wedding and your love for each other.



Peter Arnold Photography

New Smyrna Beach Florida Wedding Photographer


All Images and Text ©2008-1017 Email: Phone: 386-232-8144